Emanuele Berti joins the Department of Physics and Astronomy as a research professor. His interests are in gravitational physics, particularly black holes, neutron stars, gravitational radiation, relativistic astrophysics, and strong-field tests of general relativity. He holds a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Rome La Sapienza.
Filipe Campante joins the Department of Economics an associate professor with a joint appointment at the School of Advanced International Studies. Prior to coming to Hopkins, he was an associate professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research interests include political economy, development economics, and urban/regional issues. He holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University.
Danielle Evans joins The Writing Seminars as an assistant professor. She has taught at Missouri State University, American University, and the University of Wisconsin. In 2011, she was honored by the National Book Foundation as one of its “5 Under 35” fiction writers. Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, her first short story collection, won the 2011 PEN/Robert Bingham Prize.
Marcelo Fernández joins the Department of Economics as an assistant professor. His research interests are in mechanism design with applications to matching and political economy. He holds a PhD in social sciences from the California Institute of Technology.
Stephen Fried joins the Department of Chemistry as an assistant professor. His research involves understanding how proteins fold and assemble into complex assemblies in their native cellular context, and exploiting the protein synthesis machinery to direct the construction of novel protein-based materials. He holds two SB degrees from MIT in chemistry and physics, and he received his doctoral degree from Stanford.
Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei joins the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literature as the William Kurrelmeyer Professor in German. Her research interests include continental philosophy, particularly phenomenology, aesthetics and the philosophy of literature, cognitive literary theory, poetics, philosophy of imagination, and modern German literature. She received a DPhil in German from Oxford and a PhD in philosophy from Villanova.
Anne Lester joins the Department of History as the John W. Baldwin and Jenny Jochens Associate Professor. She is a social historian of medieval Europe and the Levant, and her research focuses on fragmentary sources collected primarily in French and European archival collections and libraries. She comes to Hopkins after serving on the faculty of the University of Colorado, Boulder since 2005.
Alice Mandell joins the Department of Near Eastern Studies as the William Foxwell Albright Assistant Professor in Biblical and Near Eastern Studies. She holds a PhD in Near Eastern languages and cultures from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Rajiv McCoy joins the Department of Biology as an assistant professor. His research focuses on human genetics and evolution. He holds a PhD in biology from Stanford University and completed his postdoctoral work at Princeton University and the University of Washington.
Robbie Shilliam joins the Department of Political Science as a professor. He completed his DPhil at the University of Sussex and comes to Hopkins most recently from Queen Mary University of London. His most recent book is Race and the Undeserving Poor: From Abolition to Brexit. He is working on a genealogy of social conservatism and race, going back to white abolition, as well as a history of the political tradition of anti-colonial anti-fascism, which pivots around the Italy/Ethiopia war of 1935 and the cosmology of Ethiopianism, prevalent in the African diaspora.
David Sing is a new Bloomberg Distinguished Professor with joint appointments in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. He is an expert in exoplanets—a relatively young but vast field of astronomy and planetary science that probes into unknown reaches of the universe—and heads its largest Hubble research program. He holds a PhD in physics from the University of Arizona.
Jennifer Stager joins the Department of the History of Art as an assistant professor. Her research interests are in the art and architecture of the ancient Mediterranean and its afterlives. She holds a PhD in the history of art from the University of California, Berkeley with a focus on Greek and Roman art.
Christy Thornton joins the Department of Sociology as an assistant professor and serves as a core faculty member for the Latin America in a Globalizing World Initiative. Her research interests include comparative-historical sociology, global inequality and development, labor and social movements, Latin American political economy, and Mexican state formation. She holds a PhD in history from New York University.